From the Caribbean

to the Amazon

Vizcaya, Miami, December 2017

Castillo San Cristóbal, San Juan, January 2018

January 28, 2020

January 28, 2020, West Newbury, Massachusetts — As I have already confessed, I subscribe to too many sites that send too much stuff to my too full inbox every day. Recently, Travel Trivia sent me that question and gave me these answers to choose from: 


January 11, 2020

January 10, 2020, Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands — This was a... a what?... a lack-luster end to an otherwise interesting cruise. Is it because being back in the U.S. Virgin Islands was less exotic than being in the Amazon? Or was it the tour I chose...

January 10, 2020

January 9, 2020, St. John’s, Antigua (and Barbuda)— Say after me:

An-tee-ga. And Bar-biew-da. That’s the way the locals pronounce them. Around 12,000 years ago, the sea level rose and created the two separate islands where there had been one.

Start the day with a double...

January 10, 2020

January 8, 2020, Castries, Saint Lucia  — ‘This paradise is so seductive that the British and French fought over it for 150 years.’ So says Viking. Its original inhabitants were Arawaks, from the northern regions of South America. France founded a colony here in 1650....

January 10, 2020

Thursday update: You may be experiencing a glitch with this post — I know I am — so I’m publishing it again in case that irons out the glitch. I’m off for a full day exploring Antigua!  


sherbet colored houses in Scarborough, Tobago

​January 7,...

January 4, 2020

January 1, 2020, upriver from Manaus, Brazil — The Seringal Felicidade rubber museum is on the bank of the Taruma Mirim Creek. I don’t know what ‘Seringal’ means but ‘felicidade’ means happiness. I bet the only person who was ever happy on this 20th-century plantation...

January 3, 2020


​January 1, 2020, upriver from Manaus, Brazil — On my first world cruise, 2 years ago, I decided that I needed to find more excursions that took me away from the ship in the port and into the ‘countryside’ to see how the local people live. This was one of those days....

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January 10, 2020

December 31, 2019

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